Dining on the Wild Side at Pratt Community College
April 15, 2022

One of the nice perks to taking classes in the Agriculture program at Pratt Community College? The Elements of Meats class.

Ag instructor Lori Montgomery treated students to two delicious sessions of meat tasting, in partnership with resident chef Joshua Mireles, who runs the Great Western Dining hall on campus. Exotic meats were at the top of the list.

Menu items during the first tasting session included buttermilk fried frog legs, white wine & herb-sauteed frog legs, deep fried alligator wings, prime beef rib eye, choice beef filet, beef flat iron steak, sous vide…

PCC Automotive Meets with Students at Mid America Dragway
April 13, 2022

Squealing tires, burning rubber, and roaring engines. Is there any better classroom? There are an awful lot of mechanics and science involved in drag racing, and our PCC Automotive crew showed up to teach and demonstrate those principles.

Approximately 800 high school students were present at the Mid America Dragway near Arkansas City, KS. The Mid-America Dragway is a Division 5 NHRA member track that hosts the Youth and Education Services (YES) program.

The purpose of the YES program and career day is to show students STEM principles (Science, Technology, Engineering, and…

New Members Inducted into PTK and KBD Honor Societies at PCC
April 12, 2022

Pratt Community College welcomed its newest members to honor societies Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) and Kappa Beta Delta (KBD) in a joint ceremony in the Riney Student Conference Center.

Phi Theta Kappa welcomed 12 new members and 5 new members joined Kappa Beta Delta.

The ceremony included an address from PCC President Dr. Michael Calvert, with KBD sponsor Carole Ricke presiding alongside PTK sponsor Jason Ratcliffe.

Ryan Napier served as guest speaker. A candlelight ceremony took place before the presentation of new members.

The new members of Phi Theta Kappa include…

Two PCC Students Named All-Kansas Scholars
April 07, 2022

Two Pratt Community College students were chosen to represent PCC for their achievements in academic excellence at the community college level for all of Kansas.

Riley Washington and Chariah Daniels were honored at an awards ceremony and luncheon held for All-Kansas Scholars in Junction City, Kansas. Students are selected based on outstanding academic achievement as well as accomplishments and services rendered outside the classroom.

Phi Theta Kappa members apply for the honor, and are chosen by faculty at their respective institutions. The All-Kansas Scholars from each of…

PCC Shooting Sports Team Competes at ACUI Nationals in San Antonio, TX
March 31, 2022

*Information and photos provided by Shooting Sports Coach Rocky Robinson.

The Pratt Community College shooting team competed at the ACUI National Shotgun Championships in San Antonio, Tex. last week. Several students carded their personal best scores at the nation’s largest collegiate shooting competition.

Shooters competed in six different shooting events, all scored out of 100. PCC falls in Division 4, competing against much larger, four-year universities. The Beavers started out the week on doubles American trap. Sophomores Kaitlyn Huck and Jack Pohlman led the squad,…

34th Annual Scholarship Auction Set for May 6, 2022
March 30, 2022

The 34th Annual Scholarship Auction is scheduled for May 6, 2022.

The Scholarship Auction will be back on campus this year at Dennis Lesh Sports Arena, and all funds raised will support PCC Scholarships. The money raised is utilized as funds awards to approximately 90 students.

To reserve a table or purchase tickets contact Donna at 620-450-2240 or email at donnamp@prattcc.edu 

If you are interested in being a sponsor for the auction, contact Barry Fisher at 620-450-2179 or email at barryf@prattcc.edu

Be sure to check out the Scholarship Auction website to view…

Pizza with the President Event Resumes at PCC
March 28, 2022

PCC’s Pizza with the President event resumed during the Spring 2022 semester.

PCC President Dr. Michael Calvert meets with students in the residence halls on campus with a pizza dinner to talk with students and hear honest feedback about their experiences at PCC.

Students give shout outs, likes, dislikes and concerns. Residence Life staff take notes on all of the points discussed at each meeting. Student concerns are then presented by Dr. Calvert to the appropriate departments, members of cabinet and/or the Board of Trustees to be evaluated and addressed.

There are…